Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-13-2010, 11:42 PM   #11
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

you can upgrade. It just isn't going to help gaming performance a ton.
__________________

foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2010, 11:54 PM   #12
Omnipotent One
 
Atomic Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 11,161
Send a message via AIM to Atomic Rooster Send a message via Yahoo to Atomic Rooster
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

Since you say you're starting to get lag and slowdowns in more current games, start with a video card upgrade. It will give you more overhead for the more demanding games, and then you can always save up for a new mobo/CPU/memory combo down the road.
__________________

Atomic Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 12:42 AM   #13
TCO
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

Thanks for your suggestions!

One last question: I've been offered a rather good deal via Craigslist on an AMD motherboard, and was wondering if it was decent. It is a ECS IC780M-A (specifications). I would just hold on to it for awhile until I could afford a processor, but I can't figure out whether it would support an X4. Besides that, is this a decent board for a future upgrade?
TCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 12:44 AM   #14
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

What is the price?

That board will support an x4. It just has a kinda meh chipset.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:06 AM   #15
TCO
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

$25. I've never considered motherboard chip set before. Does it matter that much? What should I look for? With all the different brands its hard to compare different north bridges. I'm not going to be OCing. Also, I'll probably be using an Athlon 64, which has a built-in memory controller.
TCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 01:15 AM   #16
Omnicide now.
 
foothead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: My own personal hell
Posts: 10,014
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

If you stick to one video card, stock clocks, no RAID, then it will be fine. Awesome deal too.
foothead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #17
TCO
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by foothead View Post
If you stick to one video card, stock clocks, no RAID, then it will be fine. Awesome deal too.
Thanks for all your help!
TCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 12:56 AM   #18
TCO
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 13
Default Re: Upgrade Suggestions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
Since you say you're starting to get lag and slowdowns in more current games, start with a video card upgrade. It will give you more overhead for the more demanding games, and then you can always save up for a new mobo/CPU/memory combo down the road.
Sorry to resurrect this thread, but if I upgraded only the video card, which of the following would be the best choice?
Also, do you know of any websites that will buy back my old card? Is Sapphire a good video card maker?

Thanks!
__________________

TCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0